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Does Adaptive Capacity Influence Service Delivery?: Evidence from Swedish Emergency Management Collaborations
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2015 (English)In: Public Management Review, ISSN 1471-9037, E-ISSN 1471-9045, Vol. 17, no 5, 718-735 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The relationship between adaptive capacity and collaborative performance is a central issue within public management research but has rarely been subjected to systematic empirical testing. Using survey data on emergency preparedness collaborations in Swedish municipalities (N = 263), this article investigates the relationship between three adaptive capacity variables – diversity, interaction, and learning – and outcomes in terms of goal attainment, risk analysis, and public satisfaction with rescue services. The findings suggest a positive relationship between the number of collaboration partners and goal attainment, while learning and accessibility of collaboration venues were unassociated with service delivery variables.

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2015. Vol. 17, no 5, 718-735 p.
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Collaboration, emergency management, adaptive capacity, service delivery
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-224137DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2013.848921ISI: 000350372700006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-224137DiVA: diva2:715467
Available from: 2014-05-05 Created: 2014-05-05 Last updated: 2015-03-30Bibliographically approved

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